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Sophie Bevan (Governess), Leo Jemison (Miles) and Ed Lyon (Peter Quint) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Goosebumps at Garsington: an outstanding, shadowy Turn of the Screw

By , 01 July 2019
*****
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Ed Lyon (Janáček) and Marie Hamard (Zefka) © Jan Versweyveld
London

Janáček's The Diary of One Who Disappeared embellished for the stage by Ivo van Hove

By , 06 June 2019
**111
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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
London

Bacchic ebullience in Beethoven from Thomas Adès at the Barbican

By , 26 May 2019
****1
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Andrew Manze, Ed Lyon and Benjamin Appl © Mark McNulty
Liverpool

Striking intimacy from Britten's War Requiem in Liverpool

By , 10 November 2018
****1
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Jonathan Lemalu (Osmin) and Paul Curievici (Pedrillo) © Simon Annand
Alresford

Harem capers: Copley directs a knockabout Seraglio at Grange Festival

By , 24 June 2018
***11
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Lars Vogt © Giorgia Bertazzi
Gateshead

Lars Vogt and RNS deliver Bach’s Christmas message of peace and joy

By , 16 December 2017
****1
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Franco Fagioli (Eliogabalo) © Ruth Walz | DNO
Amsterdam

Eliogabalo’s dark carnival in Amsterdam

By , 12 October 2017
***11
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Sophie Bevan, Ed Lyon © ROH | Clive Barda
London

The indiscreet charmlessness of the bourgeoisie: Adès brings The Exterminating Angel to opera

By , 24 April 2017
****1
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Valda Wilson (Theodora) © Robert Catto | Pinchgut Opera
Sydney

Theodora: a musical, if not dramatic, triumph in Sydney

By , 30 November 2016
****1
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Anne Sofie von Otter, John Tomlinson, Christine Rice, Amanda Echalaz & David Adam Moore © Monika Rittershaus | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

The Exterminating Angel: A Salzburg world première in a surreal atmosphere

By , 28 July 2016
****1
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Peter Seiffert (Tannhäuser) and Sophie Koch (Venus) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Downhill from Venusberg: a bland Tannhäuser revived at Covent Garden

By , 26 April 2016
***11
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Caitlin Hulcup (Ariodante) © James Glossop
Glasgow

A very finely sung Ariodante from Scottish Opera

By , 20 February 2016
****1
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Sydney

Sublimely ridiculous: Grétry’s L’Amant jaloux another hit for Pinchgut Opera

By , 06 December 2015
****1
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David Butt Philip (Laca Klemeň) and Ylva Kihlberg (Jenůfa) © Richard Hubert Smith
Leeds

Opera North's captivating Jenůfa

By , 22 October 2015
****1
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Madrid

A shadow of Fidelio: Haenchen disappoints at Teatro Real

By , 27 May 2015
**111
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London

Drab Dutchman at Covent Garden only partially redeemed by singers

By , 05 February 2015
***11
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London

Carnival delights: L'Ormindo at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

By , 03 February 2015
*****
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London

Stemme and Gould light up Tristan und Isolde at the Royal Opera

By , 05 December 2014
*****
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Perth

Athalia: Ludus Baroque brings Jacobite delight to Perth

By , 06 August 2014
****1
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London

Naxos capitulates, Mattila’s Ariadne reigns

By , 25 June 2014
****1
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London

Delicious downtime with the Duchess: La descente d’Orphée aux enfers with the Early Opera Company

By , 17 June 2014
****1
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London

Cavalli’s delightful L’Ormindo graces new Globe playhouse

By , 26 March 2014
*****
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera's sinister Venetian Don Giovanni suits the dark tale perfectly

By , 26 October 2013
***11
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Edinburgh

Ludus Baroque perform J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Edinburgh

By , 14 December 2012
***11
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe: Ludus Baroque's rare Handel triumphs at Canongate Kirk

By , 08 August 2012
****1
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London

Prom 26: An unforgettable B minor Mass with The English Concert

By , 02 August 2012
*****
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London

Prom 11: Les Troyens

By , 22 July 2012
****1
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London

Barrie Kosky breathes life into Rameau's Castor et Pollux at the ENO

By , 28 October 2011
****1
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New York City

Atys, an opera fit for a king

By , 18 September 2011
*****
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Gateshead

No fairies but lots of magic

By , 12 February 2011
****1
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Tristan et Isolde à La Monnaie (mise en scène de Ralf Pleger) © Van Rompay – Segers
Brussels

Tristan et Isolde à La Monnaie : mise en scène épurée pour musique passionnée

By , 04 May 2019
*****
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Madrid

Resignificando lo grotesco: La Calisto en el Teatro Real

By , 17 March 2019
****1
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Grigory Shkaraupa (Aeolus), Bernarda Bobro (Vénus) © Carole Parodi
Geneva

Genève couronne un Roi Arthur bien inégal

By , 26 April 2018
***11
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Caitlin Hulcup (Ariodante) - Scottish Opera © James Glossop
Glasgow

Sombre Ariodante au Scottish Opera

By , 16 February 2016
***11
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